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New Teaching Transitional Kindergarten Pathway Opportunity

If you have a heart for teaching California’s youngest learners entering the public school system, then learn more about the San Diego County Office of Education Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Pathway Program for multiple-subject credentialed teachers and a new opportunity beginning in 2023.

Registration is open now through Dec. 10 for the January cohort for the TK Pathway course to support teachers who hold a multiple subject credential and will be teaching transitional kindergarten. The Early Education department at the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) developed a course to build upon teachers' knowledge while deepening their understanding of working with children under 5. This cohort will provide teachers with six units in early care and education that can be applied toward the requirement for teaching TK. 

The hybrid course was created with a teacher's work schedule in mind by providing evening live virtual sessions every other week, and self-paced work. SDCOE will offset the cost of textbooks and the license for the use of Canvas Portal.

“This is a great opportunity for a teacher looking to expand their opportunities, and have some of the costs defrayed” said Jena Kubiak, coordinator of Early Education Programs and Services for SDCOE. “As transitional kindergarten expands throughout the state and region, the need for TK teachers will continue to grow.”

Courses consist of two-hour virtual live sessions twice a month and independent work the rest of the time. Cost of all four courses is a total of $948. Cost of two courses is $474. First payment of $474 must be received by Dec. 17 to ensure acceptance into the pathway program. The cost of textbooks and the license for the use of Canvas Portal will be covered by SDCOE.

After registering, each candidate will be notified and asked to provide additional information before receiving their registration confirmation. Once registration is confirmed, payment information will be shared.  

The deadline to register is Dec. 10. Email the SDCOE Early Education team with questions. This program is part of the SDCOE Educator Pathways offerings to support new and future TK educators.


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